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I honestly don't know how those plains people used to do it. Go into a hut, and stay for months, buried under the ice and snow until spring. No contact with the outside world and no activity.
MAYNARD ALLINGTON was born in Santa Cruz, California, and grew up in Redwood City. After high school he entered the Air Force. Completing Officer Candidate School as a distinguished graduate, he was awarded the military honors for his class. He served two tours in Vietnam, first as Operations Officer for an experimental ranger type unit, and later as an advisor to the South Vietnamese on air base defense. His final field assignment was as Director of Security Police for the U.S. Air Force Academy.
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I am excited to announce that my bestselling true crime book, THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS (St. Martin's Press, 1996) was the basis for an episode that debuted in February of the popular Dateline like Biography Channel crime investigative TV series, Crime Stories.
The episode, entitled, "The Love Slave Murders," chronicled the true story of husband-wife serial killers, Gerard and Charlene Gallego, through interviews (including with myself) and reenactments.
Book marketer/publicist Michael R. Drew has put together a site called beneaththecover.com under the guise of helping aspiring writers with expert advice...except all the "advice" is coming from publicists and self-publishers looking to sell their services to the unwary.
In an apparent bid to legitimize their effort, they have been reaching out to "hundreds" of authors, hoping to convince them to provide free content to the site. I'm one of the authors they contacted. Lehi Drew wrote, in part:
I got this email today:
"Why are you so hard on print-on-demand publishers? It's the wave of the future. You seem to think if a publisher is strictly POD that they are a scam."
You are mixing two different thoughts...publishing and technology. Let's deal with the "publishing" aspect first.
Today I was on a panel with Steve Cannell, Harley Jane Kozak, Dr. D.P. Lyle and my brother Tod at the spectacular Cerritos Library for their annual "Mystery on the Menu" program. It was my first time there and I was stunned by the library --- it looks like Rick Caruso (developer of The Grove) and the Disney Imagineers teamed up to design the place. I have never seen anything like it. The visit to the library alone was well worth the trip. I had a great time, and caught up with Kirk Russell, Richard Greer, Patricia Smiley, Jerrilyn Farmer and Earlene Fowler, among other authors.